Tuscany - San Quirico d'Orcia: Living in a Medieval Village

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San Quirico d'Orcia: Living in a Medieval Village

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(11 reviews)
San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
40 mins

About the tour

San Quirico d’Orcia became an important village for its location on the Cassia road: the old roman road connected Rome to the Lucca. In the twelve hundred, it was built the ring of walls which is nearly intact and the little churches that nowadays are some of the jewels or the Romanesque style in the valley. This little village has been one of the first in Italy to have a hospital. It was working already in the fourteen century to assist the pilgrims on the way to Rome, in fact, San Quirico was one of the stops along the route of the Franks the famous Medieval pilgrimage road. For its strategic location, the village has been the protagonist of important events during world war two. However, the uniqueness of San Quirico compare with other villages in Val d’Orcia is a marvelous green area called Horti Leonini. One of the best examples of an Italian-style garden we have in the province of Siena. I know this is personal… I lived there for more than six years, but this is why I can tell you: welcome to my village!

Meet Fabrizio Ruffa

Fabrizio Ruffa

Fabri is Italian, he is a licensed local guide and he lives in Tuscany. He studied at the University of Turin in Italy and at Wolverhampton University in UK. He has always had the passion for art history and for telling stories… finally in a magic day of 13 years ago he discovered that there was a job where these two ingredients are fundamentals: the tourist guide! Well, he found a job to love! He likes to meet people and to share his time and experiences: “it’s a great reciprocal way to learn and to grow” he says. Guess his favorite hobbies? Traveling, traveling, traveling! 😀

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Tuscany with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Tuscany. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Frank F.

17 May 2021

The tour was magnificent until the local authorities stopped the guide to control his permission for more than 10 minutes, then Fabri started again. Of course the interruption was not good, but Fabri was brilliant in showing San Quirico d'Orcia. I will definitely do the tour again! Beautiful place, not touristic! I love it!

Linda R.

15 May 2021

Great tour, love going round Italy with you

Ron (Brighton) 🇬🇧 L.

14 May 2021

I always enjoy tours with Fabri. They have a nice leisurely pace, and are very interesting. Fabri gently points out many architectural features and tells us many historical facts.

Susana E.

14 May 2021

Fabri makes these Tuscan cities come alive and it's always a pleasure to join him on his tours.

Penny G.

13 May 2021

Poor Fabri had a tough time on this trip and had to take a break while police checked his paperwork! Nevertheless we rejoined him and the trip was full of information and stunning views of the quaint narrow streets, stone buildings and typical Tuscany views.

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